Richard Barnett

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Richard Barnett

United States

Richard Bio

            Richard Barnett was born in Alexandria Virginia on August 16, 1962 and now resides in Thousand Oaks CA.

Like many young boys of his generation Richard’s first artistic influences came from the figures and depictions of movement found in comic books, but exposure to the color, light and brushstrokes, found in the paintings of the Impressionists, showed him a new world.  His vision was further altered through exposure to the figures of John Singer Sargent, inspiring him to pursue something that might link these influences.

Richard’s formal education in painting took place at Roanoke College in Salem Virginia, and the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and his work has been shown in galleries in Maine, Virginia and California. Currently he is showing in the members gallery of Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo CA.

Richard now embraces a fairly simple, yet infinitely complex goal, exploring the figure in all its diversity. A fitting pursuit for one lifetime.

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